Tuesday, March 27, 2018

He Gambled Away His Family

From time to time the Daily Mail finds a story that justifies its status as the world’s greatest tabloid.

This story comes to us from India. A man was gambling and, apparently, in an excess of confidence, put his wife and two children into the pot. He lost the hand, he was forced to forfeit both wife and children. 

When the winner showed up at the loser’s home, to collect his prize, the wife objected. Thus, a local council was called to adjudicate the dispute.

It’s decision was: that the loser only had to forfeit one of his children to the winner.

The wife then divorced her husband and married a “younger man.”

The case has been referred to a district court. Police are now investigating the matter.


Sam L. said...

Wife got a better deal. Ex-hubby was a fool. People are strange.

Gospace said...

And remember- there are Supreme Court justices who think we should use foreign law precedents to interpret our Constitution.

Stuart Schneiderman said...

Excellent point....

Anonymous said...

Isn't this 'The Mayor of Casterbridge', by Thomas Hardy?!